Seven environmental activists have been arrested for trespassing after trying to put up a flag at a high-rise hotel in Durban on Monday.
"I can confirm that seven Greenpeace environmental activists have been arrested for trespassing," Colonel Vish Naidoo said.
They allegedly entered the Marine Parade Hotel on Durban's beachfront and attempted to put up a flag, he said.
"I don't know what was written on the flag."
Greenpeace activists are attending COP17 talks in the city. Greenpeace was not immediately available to comment. — Sapa
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